Grief still consumes mom of luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili
Nearly four years after a 21-year-old athlete died at the Vancouver Olympics, his mother continues cooking meals for him every day.
In a heartbreaking New York Times article, feature writer Sam Borden also reveals that deceased Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili's grieving mother Dodo "brings the food into her son's room and sits among the photographs and trophies and posters on the wall".
Later, she gives the food to kids in the neighbourhood.
Borden also reports that Dodo Kumaritashvili has twice attempted suicide, once by walking into the cold with no shoes or a coat.
The family claims that the track at Whistler was unsafe when Kumaritashvili died shortly before the 2010 opening ceremony.
According to the New York Times, they accuse the International Luge Federation of trying to shift the blame onto the 21-year-old in its report.
Kumaritashvili's father reportedly didn't sue the sporting federation because it wouldn't bring back his son.
But according to a video on the New York Times website, his sister now claims that the Georgian government put pressure on the family not to sue—and that she would like this matter to eventually go before the courts.